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Crazy News ! Makes me wonder...

  1. XTASIS profile image60
    XTASISposted 7 years ago

    Are  people so weird in the U.S.A ?  Or is this true ? LOL!

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/ne … estigators

  2. Suspect20 profile image80
    Suspect20posted 7 years ago

    Well that article was posted 4 years ago, a quick look at their home page, or a Google search reveals "The Onion" is a joke/humor site.  Fake news stories as entertainment. 

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion

    Do us Americans really have such a bad reputation that this had to be a serious question? sad

    1. XTASIS profile image60
      XTASISposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think it's weird enough as to have something like The Onion LOL !! not offense intended! You have to admit is crazy to make fun over a corpse, even if it's a joke ??!! smile

  3. Suspect20 profile image80
    Suspect20posted 7 years ago

    I think the intended entertainment value is in creating a realistic looking story that is crazy enough to make you doubt it, but inserts just enough "fact" to make you think twice.  I admit I had to google the Onion, not because I thought the story was true, but because I thought the article was real, and some tabloid at the time (2005) was spreading that story.

    I don't think it is intended to make humor out of a corpse or cause you to laugh at death; but to question the story and make light of how outrageous real life news coverage has become.

    Just my opinion anyway, and I didn't take offense at all smile
    I hadn't heard of this "news" site before, and now I have.

    1. XTASIS profile image60
      XTASISposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And that I found in google's 1st page after M. Jackson's death ! What strange sense of humor !!big_smile

 
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